Exercising Your Creative Side for Fun and Profit
– a Guide to Big Idea Challenges on Campus and Beyond
H.F. DeLuca Forum, Town Center at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery
Monday, September 26 | 5 – 6 p.m. (reception to follow)
Register for this free event.
The UW–Madison campus now sports at least nine separate student challenges that encourage entrants to create value through entrepreneurial or innovative thinking. Examples of these challenges include the Burrill Business Plan Competition, the Schoofs and Tong prizes, the Climate Leadership Challenge, the New Arts Venture Challenge, the Qualcomm Wireless Challenge and the 100 Hour Wiscontrepreneur Challenge. Learn about how and why you can compete in one or more of these challenges. Meet others interested in exploring their creative side. Learn about off-campus opportunities for cash prizes at contests such at the Cleantech Open, the Clean Energy Challenge, the Governor’s Business Plan Competition and more. This seminar focused mainly on student opportunities but much of the information to be covered will interest others in the Madison area. The program will begin with a quick roundup of all the campus challenges and selected off-campus opportunities. A panel of entrepreneurs/artists who have participated in one of more of these challenges will follow with their own insights about how the challenges changed their campus experience.
Allen Dines, Assistant Director, Office of Corporate Relations
and Program Manager of the Wiscontrepreneur program
Chris Meyer, founder of Sector67, veteran of myriad campus challenges
and coordinator for the 2012 Climate Leadership Challenge
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